Introduction: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are still the leading cause of death and disability worldwide despite the availability of well-established and effective preventive strategies. Aim: We aim to assess patients awareness of the main modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in a population with recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS) admitted in cardiac rehabilitation unit. Methods: 50 patients with recent ACS have been recruited. We used a 9-items questionnaire about awareness of CV risk factors and eating habits. Results: Many patients underestimate the role of physical activity (PA), cigarette smoking and diabetes as main CV risk factors. Although the importance of good eating habits as cardiovascular protector is well known, only few participants declare a healthy balanced diet. Conclusions: This study revealed low awareness of common CV risk factors among patients with recent ACS. Individual training plans and the use of technological development to improve awareness and adherence are needed especially in high risk population.

Low Awareness of Cardiovascular Risk Factor Among Patients Admitted in Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit / Conte, M.; Rozza, F.; Fucile, I.; D'Avino, G.; Sorvillo, G.; De Luca, N.; Mancusi, C.. - In: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE & CARDIOVASCULAR PREVENTION. - ISSN 1120-9879. - 28:3(2021), pp. 321-324. [10.1007/s40292-021-00444-y]

Low Awareness of Cardiovascular Risk Factor Among Patients Admitted in Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit

Rozza F.;Fucile I.;De Luca N.;Mancusi C.
2021

Abstract

Introduction: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are still the leading cause of death and disability worldwide despite the availability of well-established and effective preventive strategies. Aim: We aim to assess patients awareness of the main modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in a population with recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS) admitted in cardiac rehabilitation unit. Methods: 50 patients with recent ACS have been recruited. We used a 9-items questionnaire about awareness of CV risk factors and eating habits. Results: Many patients underestimate the role of physical activity (PA), cigarette smoking and diabetes as main CV risk factors. Although the importance of good eating habits as cardiovascular protector is well known, only few participants declare a healthy balanced diet. Conclusions: This study revealed low awareness of common CV risk factors among patients with recent ACS. Individual training plans and the use of technological development to improve awareness and adherence are needed especially in high risk population.
2021
Low Awareness of Cardiovascular Risk Factor Among Patients Admitted in Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit / Conte, M.; Rozza, F.; Fucile, I.; D'Avino, G.; Sorvillo, G.; De Luca, N.; Mancusi, C.. - In: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE & CARDIOVASCULAR PREVENTION. - ISSN 1120-9879. - 28:3(2021), pp. 321-324. [10.1007/s40292-021-00444-y]
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